Monday, September 5, 2011

BlogPaws - The Day Before

I flew into the BlogPaws conference on Wednesday, a full day before the conference began so I could do some sightseeing.  To read about my trip into DC click over to Pet Blogs United.

Once in the city I headed to the National Museum of American History.  I only got a few shots, because my camera batteries died before I was even half way through.  Of course I packed more batteries, but of course I left them in my hotel room!

Here's the Washington Monument on one side of me,

And the Capitol Building on the other.

At the museum I had a quick lunch & then headed to see all of the exhibits.  My pictures aren't great, but Julia Childs kitchen was so perfect & organized & detailed exactly the way she left it.  I remember growing up and watching her cook from that kitchen on many of her shows.

Here's a Dumbo Ride from a Disney Theme park.  I can't remember if it was Disney World or Disney Land.

Here's the first Kermit the Frog muppet from the Sam & Friends Show.  We all know it morphed into Sesame Street!  I was 2 in 1969 when it started, so I watched it my whole childhood & loved re-watching with my kids.

These were the latest things they had in in the popular entertainment section, Eddie Van Halen's guitar from the 1984 record, one of Tony Hawk's skateboards & that simple copper color bathing suit that lit Farrah Fawcett on fire.  Extra cool points if your dad or brother had that poster hanging up in your home!

Michael Jackson's glove & Edith & Archie Bunker's chairs are pictures that didn't turn out and by the time I got to my favorite part, the inaguration ballgowns of the first ladies, my camera was totally dead.  Perfect blogger timing.....

The rest of my posts about BlogPaws I'll post on Pet Blog's United or Oskar's Blog, so you can check those periodically if you're interested, but I won't bore the rest of you!

Have a great Labor Day evening!


Sweet Tea said...

If the photos are an indicator I'd say you had a great trip. I've been to DC a couple of time but it's been several years ago. Great memories that your photos brought back to me!

Mimi N said...

I can't wait to hear more about your trip! What an exciting opportunity! So fun for you!!


Queenie Jeannie said...

When my first husband was stationed at the Pentagon, we lived in Alexandria. We hit up the museums ALL THE TIME and it was one of the best parts of our time there. Sorry you couldn't take pics of the gowns! When we were there, we weren't allowed to, so I bought postcards instead. Sounds like you had a terrific trip!

Liz Mays said...

The ball gowns were one of my favorite parts in there!!